Kohima, February 4: Former Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) and NPF MLA, Imtiwapang Aier filed his nomination for the February 7 election of NLA Speaker on Tuesday.
His name was proposed by NPF MLAs Chotisuh Sazo and Khriehu Liezietsu.
With Dr Aier submitting his documents, the election for the post of Speaker will be a straight fight as incumbent Deputy Speaker, Sharingain Longkumer filed his nomination on Monday as the consensus candidate of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA).
Withdrawal of candidate is from 1 pm to 3 pm on Wednesday.
The post of speaker became vacant following the demise of Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu on December 30 last.
In the 60 member House, the functional strength is NDPP – 20, BJP – 12, NPF – 25 and one Independent MLA while two seats are vacant. (Page News Service)